DREAM THEATER fans have accused The New York Times Magazine of ripping off the cover art of band’s upcoming album Distance Over Time.
Distance Over Time cover art was officially unveiled on November 6. 12 days later, the magazine ran a cover story entitled “What Will Become of Us?”, featuring a strangely similar artwork.
DREAM THEATER representative has stated that the robotic arm seen on the album artwork was taken from a licensed stock imagery.
There's an old saying; Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I'm glad @nytmag likes @dreamtheaternet so much that they're paying homage to the new album on their newest issue. Cheers @pablodelcan, @GailBichler, @bengrandgenett. pic.twitter.com/ZJevQjaOcb
— Freddy Jacobi (@FreddyJacobi) November 22, 2018
Gail Bichler, the magazine’s Design Director, responded to the above image by writing: “Yes, these things look remarkably similar but we had never seen the album. As far as I can tell the album and our cover were released within days of each other. Sometimes people independently come up with the same idea at the same time.”